brantgoose: But it is a very good approximation to "Me and you and baby makes three."
Twinkles: Down with Pi!All hail Tau!
Manhigh: Pi is irrational, so not quite.
UNC_Samurai: Twinkles: Down with Pi!All hail Tau!It's for the Greater Good[www.wxl359.com image 256x256]
Sid_6.7: About that, subby:Unbelievably, you get almost π, but not quite! You see, it's equal to π for the first 31 digits, but the 32nd digit is different!
van1ty: Is the fact that there is a cluster of 6 9's in a row really that important?
h2ogate: In other news, 3,141,592,654 / 1,000,000,000 = pi. Almost.
error 303: There are ~π*10^7 seconds in a year.
rumpelstiltskin: Manhigh: Pi is irrational, so not quite.sqrt(2) is irrational as well, but I can still write it as sqrt(326)/sqrt(163)...
quokka70: rumpelstiltskin: Manhigh: Pi is irrational, so not quite.sqrt(2) is irrational as well, but I can still write it as sqrt(326)/sqrt(163)...Indeed.The issue with the expression in the title is that pi is not equal to n/sqrt(m) for any integers n and m. This is because n/sqrt(m) is a root of m*x^2 - n^2, and pi is not a root of any polynomial with integer coefficients. In other words, n/sqrt(m) is ruled out not because pi is irrational (although it is) but because pi is transcendental.
fatbear: Why not go both easy *and* accurate?pi = 4 * (1 - 1/3 + 1/5 - 1/7 + 1/9 .....)
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